Our winning egg: the Charbonnel et Walker pink Marc de Champagne truffles and milk chocolate egg
Our panel reveal this year's top Easter Eggs.
When it comes to choosing Easter eggs for our friends and family nowadays, we are absolutely spoilt for choice. But which ones are best suited to who?
To help with this predicament, our chocolate tasting panel tried some of the most indulgently delicious chocolates and eggs on the market. Read on to find out which we rated the most eggcelent and which one was crowned our king of confectionary.
Best for kids
Tesco Doug the dinosaur egg 200g, £3.50
Like all good child-friendly treats, this egg is shaped like a lovable character. Whilst this milk chocolate egg isn’t the best of the bunch, it is certainly cheap and cheerful - especially when you have a number of nephews and nieces to please.
Best organic option
Montezuma’s organic milk chocolate button egg 250g, £9.99
Not only is this egg organic, it’s also gluten free. If you’ve experienced the usual grainy, no-thrills variety of gluten free chocolate, you’ll be pleased to hear that this one has a smooth texture and a great flavour.
Best for allergies
Booja Booja almond and sea salt caramel egg 138g, £17.95
We couldn’t decide what we were more impressed by; the gorgeously painted wooden egg-shaped container or the delightful truffles inside. In the end we went with the latter, as these truffles are dairy, soya and gluten free, and still manage to taste great.
Bettys white chocolate rabbit egg 150g, £10.50
The gorgeous marbled effect, rabbit design and the way this egg combines white, milk and dark chocolate means this egg is a great all-rounder. Children and adults alike would be delighted to receive this and the flavours are fantastic too.
Best for grown up kids
Prestat London Gin truffles and lemon milk chocolate egg 170g, £17.50
This egg was certainly the cleverest of the bunch. The white chocolate exterior of the truffles contained popping candy and represented the fizzy tonic whilst the smooth milk chocolate centre had a strong and satisfying flavour. The lemon flavour in the chocolate egg was subtle, but delicious none-the-less.
Best for white chocolate lovers
Sainsbury’s Belgian white chocolate and pistachio egg 220g, £6
Great for those that like their chocolate with a twist, the crunchy pistachios proved a delicious contrast to the smooth texture of the egg. If you are a sweet tooth, you won’t be disappointed by this reasonably sized, great-value option.
Cadbury’s Roses egg 300g, £6
Cadbury’s Roses are a must at Christmas time, so why not enjoy them at Easter too? Not only do you get a good-sized egg with the nostalgic taste we all know and love, you also get a few Roses to enjoy too.
Nestlé Quality Street honeycomb crunch egg 162g, £3
Whilst we are all familiar with Quality Streets, the honeycomb crunch is a new choc off the old block. Whilst we can sometimes feel cheated by a hollow egg, this one is quite thick with plenty of pieces of saccharine honeycomb running through it.
Charbonnel et Walker pink Marc de Champagne truffles and milk chocolate egg, 225g £26
As delicious strawberry truffles, encased in a smooth milk chocolate egg, wrapped in a bow and then presented in a beautiful pink and blue box with gorgeous illustrations and gold writing, this egg was proof that good things really do come in small packages. Our panel were impressed by the silky chocolate in the centre of the truffles – and the champagne flavour certainly gave them a kick. This is the perfect Easter present for that special person in your life.